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Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

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posted on 2023-11-06, 21:19 authored by Mary DalyMary Daly, Sunwoo RyuSunwoo Ryu, Ertugrul PolatErtugrul Polat
A cash for care benefit was provided through the Canada Recovery Caregiving Benefit

History

Country

Canada

Policy Area

Additional income support for families with children

Measure

Cash for care

Eligibility

People who were unable to work because they had to care for a child aged under 12 or other family member requiring supervised care

Type

Cash (social assistance)

Start / Announced Date

Oct-20

End Date

N/A

Amount

$CAD 500 per week for up to 26 weeks (later extended to 38 weeks) per household

Total Cost

N/A

Recipients

Parents

Route to the child

Indirect

Sources

Gentilini, U., Almenfi, M., Orton, I. and Dale, P. (2021) Social protection and jobs responses to COVID-19: a real-time review of country measures ("living paper” version 15). 14 May 2021. Available at: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/33635

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    Child Policy During COVID-19 Database

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